Dancehall artiste Ninjaman being escorted from court following the verdict in the murder trial last month.

Veteran dancehall artiste Ninjaman will learn on Friday how much time he will spend behind bars for the March 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson, also called ‘Trooper’ of Marl Road, Kingston.

Ninjaman, whose given name is Desmond Ballentine, was found guilty of the capital charge on November 20 in the Supreme Court by a seven-member jury that also found him guilty of shooting with intent.

His son Jahneil and another man, Dennis Clayton, were also found guilty of murder in relation to Johnson’s death. Johnson was shot and killed at the back of his yard on Marl Road following adomestic dispute with Clayton’s girlfriend that drew in Clayton and the Ballentines.

Ninjaman, who has had several run-ins with the law during a 30-year career, faces up to life in prison.